“Why did you move back to Canada?”
I get asked this alot.
My buddy Ryan said the other day that we should go play hockey sometime at lunch at the park up the street.
“There’s ice right up the street?” I said, incredulous.
“Yeah.” He tells me. “At the park.”
Today we went 2 blocks from my office and pulled up to a huge (4 tennis courts), near perfect sheet of ice. Apparently the City of Fredericton maintains the ice, flooding it every night and plowing it when it snows.
“Holy shit!” I says to him. “This is just HERE?! All the time?”
“Yeah.” He says nonchalantly. “There’s a couple other spots in parks around the city too.”
“And THEY clean and flood it all the time? Just like that…” I said in amazement.
We then proceeded to spend our lunch hour playing shinny hockey with the 6 other dudes who just happened to show up.
THAT is why I moved back to Canada.